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Five of the best: Oyster dishes and bars

From San Francisco to Sydney and Hamburg to Hong Kong, the best spots to enjoy your bivalve

Five of the best: New York hangouts

As the well-dressed descend on New York for Fashion Week, here’s a line up of restaurants, bars and clubs to spot the ‘fashpack’

Maru restaurant

Five of the best: Tokyo counter-top restaurants

An insider’s picks, from Michelin-starred sushi to Kyoto-style kaiseki and Cantonese tapas

Five of the best: Restaurants with rooms

Eat at any of these top-notch venues — and, afterwards, simply crawl upstairs to a fabulous bedroom

Sky Pod cocktail bar

Five of the best: London bars

Indulge yourself at these capital drinking dens and cocktail bars

Dram & Smoke

Five of the best: winter pop-ups in London

Christmas is coming, promising ingenious ways to eat, drink, be merry – and even buy the odd present

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Five of the best: San Francisco microbreweries

The city’s best craft brewing, from fruity barrel-aged beers to red rye ale

Pork tenderloin

Five of the best: Philadelphia BYOBs

The city’s small, chef-driven BYOB restaurants stand out for their creativity and value for money

Coffee and pastry at Area Four

Five of the best: Boston brunches

Whether you’re after hot and spicy, rich and meaty or mid-morning staples, Boston is a great place to do brunch – especially if you have a hangover

Five of the best: London kitchen shops

Serious home cooking needs serious kit. The FT lists the places to find everything from a Chinois sieve to a sushi rice mould

Five of the best: Pizza spots in Chicago

The Windy City may be famous for its gut-busting deep-dish pies but locals know there’s much more to Chicago’s pizza scene

Five of the best: Quiet London eateries

From a Bond Street auction house to the 15th-century cloisters of a Smithfield church – some of the capital’s less frenetic food and drink venues

Five of the best: New London pubs

The dark, slouchy pubs of old are giving way to a modern breed with craft ales and film screenings

Five of the best: Bars in Rome

From scarily strong beers to controversial pizzas, here are some of the locals’ favourite pit stops

Five of the best ... places to eat in Glasgow

From haggis and neep croquettes to Korean ox cheek, this Scottish city offers something for traditional and modern taste buds

Street food dishes in London

The city offers a cornucopia of cosmopolitan delights – from chips à la québécoise to hand-pulled Shaanxi noodles

World Cup eating and drinking in London

From Caipirinhas to themed hot dogs, these places know how to lay on a final…

Five of the best: gastropubs and restaurants in Somerset

Fine west country fare, from poached and roasted guinea fowl to hog’s pudding and crackling

Five of the best: European chocolate makers

France has long been known for its chocolatiers but elsewhere in Europe there are some bean-to-bar stars you should know about

Five of the best: Paris beer bars

It’s better known for bars à vins but the French capital has a sophisticated taste for beer too

Five of the best: tea merchants

Orange blossom oolongs, first-flush Darjeelings – the Brits stock their favourite drink in dizzying diversity

Five of the best: London juice bars

Cold-pressed drinks are in vogue for their health-giving contents – think kale, beetroot and wheatgrass

Food apps

Measure your caffeine intake, gather your online recipes and find gluten-free restaurants

Five of the best: Bristol restaurants

Some West Country favourites – from a wild boar breakfast in Bishopston to Moorish-cum-Mediterranean with a view of Clifton Lido

Five of the best: Stockholm bars

From caraway akvavit to an oyster-garnished Rockefeller, the bar scene here is diverse

Five of the best: right-bank Paris

A wave of ‘néo bistrots’ and hip bar/restaurants is shaking things up in the north side of the French capital

Five of the best: Italian restaurants in New York

From Japanese-Venetian fusion to a taste of Emilia-Romagna, a selection of favourite new places for a taste of Italy

Five of the best: Turin cafés

From the creamiest gelato to the most exquisite pastries the Piedmont capital is a dessert-devotee’s haven

Restaurants in Wales

A selection of chef Bryn Williams’ favourite places to eat in Wales, from authentic tapas in Cardiff to saltmarsh lamb on the Llyn Peninsula

Best of 2014 - Sunday lunches to share

From Cambridge to Cumbria, from ‘drunken’ roast duck to ham hock pie, here’s fare that’s just too good eat on your own

London cocktail bars

As London Fashion Week gets under way, here are the capital’s best new bars for a chic, post-show drink

Restaurants that ‘grow their own’

From handpicked salad leaves to chard, courgettes and runner beans, a list of the very best places to eat fresh

Florence lunches

The Tuscan capital is fiendishly popular. Escape to these tables for midday refreshment and delicious Florentine specialities

Breadmaking courses

To master the art of sourdough, soda and other breads, here are some choice loaf lessons

Five of the best: Dublin coffee bars

Guest roasters, 12oz servings and a wide array of beans . . . these Irish coffee houses cater for every taste

Cheese-making courses

Learn to make your own dairy products, from Camembert and pecorino to yoghurt and butter